SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) – The Smith County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested and a third already in jail has also been charged after saying the three were working together to smuggle in contraband in the Smith County Jail.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, Sept. 8, Smith County investigators received information that one or more subjects were smuggling illegal narcotics into the Smith County Jail. Investigators found that Smith County Jail inmate Micah Deron Davis – 42 was receiving contraband tobacco, marijuana and pills. They also discovered that Micah Davis’ wife, Lindsay Nichole Davis – 33, was throwing items over the north jail fence and placing the items near the dumpster near the sheriff’s office. It was at these two locations that Micah Davis and other custodians operating under his direction collected contraband and brought it into the prison.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Micah had told Lindsay to drop off the contraband at the Downtown Jail (Central) near the dumpster. They also learned that this transaction was to take place the same evening, September 8, 2022, around 9:00 p.m.
The sheriff’s office said investigators conducted a lookout there and observed a black VW Jetta, driving north on Fannin, on the east side of the jail. The vehicle then stopped on the east side of Fannin, directly opposite where the prison dumpster was located. A white male got out of the driver’s seat of the Jetta, ran across Fannin Street and threw a brown paper bag under the fence toward the dumpster. The Caucasian male then hurriedly ran to the Jetta, jumped into the driver’s seat, and drove north towards Erwin St.
A Smith County investigator recovered the “McDonald’s” brown paper bag that had been thrown under the jail fence. Inside the bag he observed a bag of marijuana, tobacco, assorted pills, rolling papers and a butane lighter. He relayed his finding to other investigators and a Tyler police officer. A traffic stop was initiated on the VW Jetta and the driver was identified as Kristofer Boyd Rouse – 41 and the passenger was Lindsay Nichole Davis.
Kristofer Rouse and Lindsay Davis were both taken to Smith County Jail where they were incarcerated for the criminal offense of participating in organized criminal activity (Felony 2). Micah Davis, who was already in jail on unrelated charges, was also charged with involvement in organized criminal activity. The warrants for those charges were issued by the Honorable 114th State District Judge Reeve Jackson with bail of $250,000 each.
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